ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS OF THE NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE WORKS OF «CATHOLIC RUS» WRITERS DURING UKRAINIAN RENAISSANCE ERA
Aim. The article deals with artistic interpretations of the national identity in the works of «Catholic Rus» writers during Ukrainian Renaissance era. The aim of this study is to analyze the specific details that give a possibility to qualify the works of writers as a representation of Ukrainian national identity. Methods. It is used a synthetic scientific methodology based on different methods of interpreting facts and texts – comparative-historical, philological, historical-literary and cultural-historical. Results. The works of «Catholic Rus» writers of Ukrainian Renaissance era – Pavlo Rusyn from Krosno, Mykola Husovskyi, Hrygorii Chui Rusyn from Sambor, Symon Symonid, Yosyp Vereshchynskyi, Martyn Pashkovskyi, Heorhii Tychynskyi Rutenets, Ivan Turobinskyi Rutenets, Sebastiian Klenovych, Stanislav Orikhovskyi, Ivan Dombrovskyi and others – represent the systematic accent on their «Rus» (Ukrainian) origin. An important argument in favor of their Ukrainian identity is the emphasis on the Ukrainian national theme. Scientific novelty. In this article, for the first time there has been investigated the specific of artistic interpretations of the national identity in the works «Catholic Rus» representatives. It is underlined their identification with Ukrainian origin and outlook. It can be noted from the interpretation of the national history, facts about Renaissance cultural and social space and adding Rusyn, Rutenets, Roksolanyn to their names for identifying Ukrainian origin. Practical meaning. The article is of great help to further studying of Ukrainian Renaissance literature, in particular the works of «Catholic Rus» representatives, their national identity comprehension, studies on the Ukrainian-Polish artistic context of late 15th – early 17th century.
Ukrainian literary Renaissance, «Catholic Rus», national identity, artistic interpretations, Ukrainian and Poland literary context.